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Braveyoung – Misery and Pride

Welcome Braveyoung. Stream the new track “Wonderful” now on Tiny Mix Tapes. New album Misery and Pride out March 24th on CD/LP/Digital.

The album can be pre-ordered now.

European customers can save on shipping by pre-ordering from Throatruiner in France. Everyone else can of course order direct from The Flenser in the US through our web store or bandcamp.

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Winter 2017 Pre-orders

Winter 2017 pre-orders are now live for:

Planning For Burial “Below The House” CD/LP
Braveyoung “Misery and Pride” CD/LP
Trevor de Brauw “Uptown” CD/LP

As well as a package deal if you want to order all titles.

European customers can save on shipping by pre-ordering from Throatruiner in France. Everyone else can of course order direct from The Flenser in the US through our web store or bandcamp.

Throatruiner store:

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Pre-orders early 2017 – Planning For Burial, Braveyoung, Trevor de Brauw

Our initial batch of releases go up for pre-order this Friday January 6, 2017 at 10am PT.

Planning For Burial “Below The House” CD/LP
Braveyoung “Misery and Pride” CD/LP
Trevor de Brauw “Uptown” CD/LP

European customers will be able to save on shipping by pre-ordering from Throatruiner in France. Everyone else can of course order direct from The Flenser in the US through our web store or Bandcamp page.

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Planning For Buiral – BELOW The House

“The mix of highly personalized doom, noise pop, and lo-fi post-metal… brings to mind the ‘90s under-the-pillow noise of Twisted Village regular Luxurious Bags and the quieter, fuzzier work of Justin Broadrick’s Jesu.” – Pitchfork

In late 2014, Planning for Burial’s Thom Wasluck left the red house in New Jersey he’d called home for the last decade to return to his childhood bedroom in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Back in the house where he grew up, Thom found himself cut off from the familiarities of the previous decade as he put himself to work in the family trade. The monotony of routine quickly set in; work, home, and alcohol day after day became the norm. The childhood room that had given birth to his primordial four-track recordings was now a place of emptiness. These conditions set the stage for Planning For Burial’s third full-length, Below the House (of which the first single “Whiskey and Wine” is streaming here).

In terms of genre, Planning for Burial is often simply characterized as “gloom,” which can be seen as blend of slowcore, shoegaze, doom, 90s alt rock and drone, and Below the House offers nine sullen and frequently heavy songs that brim with nostalgia and suburban ennui. It is a return to form of sorts to Planning for Burial’s beloved first album, 2010’s Leaving– an introverted work characterized by its heavy dynamics and personal obsessions. Likewise Below the House is a work that feels just as private, as it was created in the dark and not expressed in Wasluck’s day to day life.

Since the beginning, Planning for Burial has been a solo endeavor. Thom has been recording music himself and touring extensively as one-man band, playing hundreds of shows in DIY spaces and nightclubs, where he has shared the stage with acts like Deafheaven, King Woman and Chelsea Wolfe. Both incredibly loud and intimate, Planning for Burial plays with an unrivaled passion and funereal grace that is equally at home in basements and large venues.

Planning For Burial will play a handful of shows on the East Coast this month and Below the House will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats on March 10th, 2017 from The Flenser. Pre-orders to launch soon.

Below the House Track Listing:
1. Whiskey and Wine
2. Threadbare
3. Somewhere In The Evening
4. Warmth of You
5. Past Lives
6. (something)
7. Dull Knife pt. I
8. Dull Knife pt. II
9. Below the House

Planning For Burial live performances:
January 3 Allentown, PA @ Union Haus
January 27 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
March 25 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar

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Goodbye 2016

The Flenser’s 25% off year end sale is going on now.
Use code GOODBYE for 25% off all purchases from The Flenser store and The Flenser Bandcamp. Good through the end of 2016.
Goodbye 2016.

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Trevor de Brauw – Uptown


Chicago-based guitarist Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, RLYR) has announced the release of his first solo album – a collection of power-ambient compositions – entitled Uptown. Due out February 10th, 2017 on San Francisco’s acclaimed experimental label The Flenser, Uptown is a stream of consciousness sustained for too long, an aural pendulum swinging between poles of murky distress and cathartic resolve that takes shape somewhere in the hazy valleys between rock, ambient and experimental music. Listen to the album’s first single, “They Keep Bowing,” today via FACT Magazine or directly on Soundcloud.

Trevor Shelley de Brauw’s 20 year musical career has manifested as an exploration of the vast sonic possibilities of the guitar. Uptown marks a departure from the riff-oriented song writing of Pelican, taking a plaintive approach that unravels the meditative depth of washed-out riffs, deconstructed drones, and carefully controlled feedback. The album delves into complex dimensions of deeply layered textures: an evocation of haunting melodicism that shares more common ground with Brian Eno’s ambient work and drone wizards Barn Owl than it does a metal record. Written and recorded over the span of nearly a decade, Uptown represents a scrapbook from a formative era in de Brauw’s life, bookended by a stint on a remote tobacco farm in North Carolina and his return to the anxiety-ridden urban eccentricities of Chicago’s historic Uptown neighborhood.

Uptown is due for release on Feb 10th, 2017 from The Flenser. Stay tuned for more songs to premiere and pre-order info.

Uptown track listing:
1. A New Architecture
2. Distinct Frequency
3. They Keep Bowing
4. You Were Sure
5. Turn Up For What
6. From The Black Soil Poetry and Song Sprang

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Bad year?

The Flenser is here to make it worse.
Our Black Friday-ish sale starts 11/24 at 8pm PT.

We will have a large number of test pressings for sale and 25% off all products (except for tests) thru Monday with code: BLACKPHILLIPFRIDAY

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Kayo Dot 2016 US Tour dates


Kayo Dot have a handful of US dates planned for 2016.

10/22/16 Baby G, Toronto, CAN
10/23/16 Cobra Lounge, Chicago, Il
10/24/16 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
10/27/16 Lost Well, Austin, TX
11/1/16 Neptunes, Raleigh, NC
11/2/16 Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
11/4/16 Transpecos, NYC, NY
11/5/16 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA

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Street Sects Tour!


New Album End Position out now on The Flenser

“…a visceral, on-the-edge kind of excitement that keeps you coming back.” – CLRVYNT

“…emerges at an appropriate time more than ever as a much needed silver lining to the many shapes of punk that never came.” – New Noise Magazine

On the heels of the release of their poignant and punishing new album End Position (September 16, The Flenser), Austin duoStreet Sects have announced tour dates this fall to support the album.  Following their record release show on September 21st in Austin, Street Sects will tour out to the west coast in October (including an LA show with label mates Wreck and Reference), and will canvas the state of Texas in November.  Check out all tour dates below.

Street Sects formed in 2013 after vocalist Leo Ashline emerged from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction and began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position.  

End Position features a robust recording that was mixed and mastered by Machines and Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island (The Body, Muscle & Marrow, Lightning Bolt etc). Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life, and End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.

September 21 Austin, TX @ The North Door *Record Release Show*
October 4 El Paso, TX, @ Lovesprout
October 7 San Diego, CA @ The Porch
October 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Handbag Factory ^
October 9 Riverside, CA @ Pixels %
October 10 La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY %
October 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Honey Hive Gallery
October 12 Portland, OR @ The Raven
October 13 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
October 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Union *Das Bunker Festival*
October 27 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
November 7 Dallas, TX @ RBC #
November 8 Denton, TX @ TBA #
November 9 Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill #
December 7 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder +

^ with Wreck and Reference, Fake Snake
% with Fake Snake
# with Lung
+ with All Your Sisters, Soft Kill

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Street Sects – End Position


Street Sects “End Position” is out now!

Direct from Flenser:

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